|Most mountains in China have a pagoda on top!|
|The Anlan Bridge, formerly one of The Five Ancient Bridges of China|
|Today's modern dam.|
|The "fish mouth" levee, dividing the river to upper and lower courses.|
On the mountain overlooking the project is an ancient city wall and a couple of temples. We went across the beautiful city bridge to see them.
|Another example of the entrance being as grand as the thing itself.|
I'm reading one of the ancient Chinese classics of literature called "Journey to the West" written by Wu Cheng'en. These characters are Sun Wukong (The Monkey King) and his cohort, Zhu Bajie (the Pig). They allowed me the privilege of paying to have my picture taken with them!
|Here's a lunch stop--if you dare!!|
|Architecture in town|
We hiked up to the Town God Temple and the Erwang Temple. These temples always have very elaborate architecture and I take so many pictures. They are beautiful and peaceful places, filled with the smell of incense. And they always involve a climb to the top!
|I really love the beautiful rock fountains and gardens in China.|
There is always a pagoda tower on top of the highest point near the temples, and this was no exception. The Qinyan Tower with its typical Chinese style is unique in that they have recently built an outdoor escalator to take tourists up to it. We were amazed!
|This series of roofs covers the escalator.|
We found a spot for dinner at an outdoor restaurant on the river with a view. Another lovely day spent enjoying the wonders of China!